St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Samuel Bristow – organ

Friday, 29 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Samuel Bristow – organ

F Couperin

Messe pour les Paroisses: Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux

Jon Laukvik

Orgelbüchlein Project: 'Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder'

Stephen Hough

Orgelbüchlein Project: 'Von Gott will ich nicht lassen'

F Liszt

Fantasie und Fuge über den choral 'Ad nos, ad salutarem undam'

Samuel Bristow is currently a third year BMus (Hons) student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He studies with Henry Fairs and Daniel Moult, and is a recipient of the John Campbell Keyboard Prize. He is also Organ Scholar of Birmingham Cathedral where, in addition to playing for services, he assists in the training of the choristers and is accompanist to the St Philip's Singers. In December he was heard accompanying the cathedral choir on their annual BBC WM Radio Christmas broadcast. For the last two years he has been the Organ Scholar of Coventry Cathedral. There he worked closely with Kerry Beaumont and Paul Leddington-Wright, and regularly accompanied the cathedral choirs. He also broadcast for BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire and accompanied the girls, scholars and clerks on their visiting choir tour to Truro Cathedral.

Samuel was a finalist in the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition 2017, and was the recipient of the 2017 May Dale Young Organ Recitalist Award. Prior to this, he was the Organ Scholar of Cirencester Parish Church and studied under Dr Anthony Hammond and Dr David Ponsford. During this time he gained his Associateship of Trinity College London diploma with Distinction. He has attended organ study trips taking him to Germany and the Netherlands, enabling him to participate in masterclasses with Martin Schmeding, Pieter van Dijk, Arvid Gast, Joachim Vogelsänger and Ullrich Böhme. Increasingly active as a recitalist, he has performed in venues throughout England and Scotland.

Recent engagements include St Laurence's Church, Ludlow; University of St Andrews, Scotland; Kelvingrove Art Gallery; Blenheim Palace; Truro, Bristol, Portsmouth and Glasgow Cathedrals and St Petri Kirche, Hamburg. Future concerts include Bradford and Blackburn Cathedrals and St George's Hanover Square, London.

Samuel Bristow is currently a third year BMus (Hons) student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He studies with Henry Fairs and Daniel Moult, and is a recipient of the John Campbell Keyboard Prize. He is also Organ Scholar of Birmingham Cathedral where, in addition to playing for services, he assists in the training of the choristers and is accompanist to the St Philip's Singers.  For the last two years he has been the Organ Scholar of Coventry Cathedral. A native of the Cotswolds, he was the Organ Scholar of Cirencester Parish Church and studied under Dr Anthony Hammond and Dr David Ponsford. During this time he gained his Associateship of Trinity College London diploma with Distinction.